Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – February

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 5 Holdenby Close, MH, at 10am. In January we heard a selection of music from pantomime, ballet and opera including the Coppelia Suite by Delibes(1836-1891) and part of the first act from La Boheme by Puccini including the love duet between Mimi and Rodolfo, surely […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – November/January

At our November Meeting we listened to short poems by Robert Browning, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Edward Thomas and Walter de La Mare complimented by music by Leonard Bernstein, Bedrich Smetana, Heiter Villa-Lobos, Antonio Vivaldi, Astor Piazzaro and Ferde Grofe. Although the ad-hoc nature of the morning produced some strange bed-fellows our members appeared to enjoy […]

60s Music – December

The 60s music group welcomes any one who enjoys good music, a gentle quiz and chat. We meet once a month in the Oathill pub M.H. usually on the 3rd Sunday at 7.00pm: the next meeting is on December 17th. Alec Hodgson 01858 288923

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – December

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 5 Holdenby Close, MH, at 10am. In November Jan presented the programme of music. We began the morning with ‘Flos Campi’ by Vaughan Williams(1872- 1956). This suite for solo viola, small orchestra and (wordless) choir is an absolute delight. We followed this with ‘Serenade for […]

Music Appreciation (Friday)

After a short Choral version of Goethe’s ‘Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage’ by Beethoven, we launched into our review of music by Mendelssohn with his Overture based on the same two poems.  This was followed by his first Piano Concerto in G Minor, a piece less familiar to the group.  Our morning continued with the […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – October meeting

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am.  In October, Amanda presented the programme of music.  We began the morning with the ‘Symphony No 1 (Titan)’ by Mahler (1860 – 1911).  This is a monumental work lasting an hour – it was great to have the opportunity to hear it uninterrupted.  After […]

Derngate Theatre – ‘Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show’

The original ‘dreamboats’, Marty Wilde, Eden Kane, Mike Berry, and The Wildcats, as well as very special guest Mark Wynter, join forces in The Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show. The late fifties and early sixties were without doubt some of the most exciting and important years in the history of music. With the arrival […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – September meeting

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am.  In September, Graham and Joy presented the programme of music.  We began the morning with ‘Cum Sancto’ from Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini.  We then listened to the Andante movements from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphonies.  These were followed by the Adagio from Rachmaninov’s […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – September & October meetings

At our September meeting we listened to a varied selection of musical styles ranging from a chamber work by Anton Arensky, a pupil of Tchaikovsky, to a suite for violin and piano by Erich Korngold, written long before he moved to Hollywood and the colourful Warner Brothers historical extravagances.  On the way, we dipped into […]